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Synonyms for tortuousness

a tortuous and twisted shape or position

puzzling complexity

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but are preceded and succeeded by different degrees of tortuousness.
The development of retropharyngeal carotid arteries has been attributed to (1) atherosclerotic changes in the carotid artery that lead to tortuousness of the vessel and (2) congenital anomalies associated with velocardiofacial syndrome, spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia, and cleft palate.
16) In terms of external security, it is not clear what a multilateral umbrella could add to the package apart from all the chicanery and tortuousness in decision making that are now patently clear in the case of Afghanistan.
She finds a partial solution to the tortuousness of this saga's plot by suggesting that the seven 'documentary' verses contribute to an impression of historicity, and structure the narrative by pointing up stages in the development of the community, while the thirty 'dialogue' verses give voice to characters otherwise marginal.
The same delays can still be attributed to the same mind-numbing slowness of the judges, the tortuousness of grasping lawyers and the painfully protracted procedures of the courts.
Nonetheless, it is not difficult to find in his music chordal progressions whose unexpected tortuousness seems to produce curious harmonic equivalents of the poetics of concettismo fashionable in those years.
Mackail sensed a "cramped, gritty, discontinuous quality" in the writing, "a certain stiffness, tortuousness, or cumbrousness .